Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
This book really is just decent, it’s not anything special and it’s not anything game changing. It’s just kind of “Meh, whatever”, but I still enjoyed it enough.
This isn’t really a normal genre for me to be reading, so there wasn’t a whole lot of anything for me to be excited about. This review will more than likely be short and sweet.
So “The Husband’s Secret” was an interesting enough story, I mean I finished it quite quickly, but the whole “mystery” that is supposed to be the center of the book isn’t really that much of a mystery. The “secret” that the ENTIRE book is about is revealed way too early. If you read the blurb for this book then you know that the whole climax for “The Husband’s Secret” is the reveal of the husband’s secret! So there is about zero suspense after a quarter of the book is done. However the writing is fast paced enough that reading this book isn’t very time consuming.
The characters are all women, upper class and very privileged women. I found them all to be extremely self centered and annoying. Seriously, that description is all of the characters dead-on. Also I definitely didn’t feel attached to any of them. I mean bad shit happens to them and I’m over like “Good. You deserved it.” Which is really horrible but also true.
The only thing that really made this book decent, and easy to read was the writing. Liane Moriarty writes very, VERY well. It’s simple enough to understand and entertaining enough to keep you reading. Even though I disliked the characters, they were very well written for what they were, selfish and troubled. Their stories are weaved and entwined together rather perfectly too.
So in the end the book is just adequate, it’s not really the kind of book I would go around recommending to everyone.
Sorry if my review is too short and not filled with enough opinion and info but this is what happens when I read outside of my genre comfort zone.